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Learning

Commentary by Peter Shepherd
Learning
“The trouble with people is not so much with their ignorance as it is with their knowing so many things that are not so.” ~ William Alanson White
The ego needs to be right and that leads us up many blind alleys. We believe what we're told by authorities and what's of service to us, facts be damned. We get complacent and protective of our own authority, and that vested interest leads to manipulation and corruption, maybe not even admitted to ourselves. And so we have the world we live in today.
Bruce Lee often told Trainees that if they already thought they 'knew' everything, they should leave his class. “If your cup is full, you cannot fill it. So first, empty your cup.”
If you already think you know better, you ain't gonna learn anything... say goodbye to personal growth. Self-directed learning, without limits, is the path to a better future. Like Trans4mind's motto: “Minds, like parachutes, function better when open.”
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
And as Henry Ford said, “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”
“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” ~ Albert Einstein
Education should be focused on discovery and understanding, not cramming facts immediately to be misinterpreted, distorted or forgotten.
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
The mind needs to be actively creating in order to make new connections and pathways, to grow and expand. Passive receptivity doesn't cut it.

Here’s some further reading on this theme...

Learning to Live Well ~ by Philip Humbert

When I hear that most adults rarely read a single book, or when folks complain that learning is hard or expensive or "out of reach," I tend to roll my eyes. Diplomas are expensive--and often worth it! But education is free. And all of us are "self-taught." Do yourself a favor. Learn something new this week. Continues...

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